I have seen couples give up on one another after so many years of being together. When I ask them the response I often get is “She’s not worth fighting for”, “He’s not worth it and neither is he worth fighting for”. I have also seen siblings give up on each other, bosses give up on their staffs, pastors and priest give up on their congregations. Parents giving up on their children. Nations going to war with other nations simply because they have a pride to protect, even at the expense of the life of their soldiers. Today i heard someone say to another, “you are just not worth fighting for”. I was shocked and saddened, i could not help but ask myself, “At what point do we stop fighting for what we love? Those we love and what we want?
I know many will say, come on Whitney, do you know what i have been through? Do you what she has done to me? Do you know what he has done to me? Some will say, Whitney, some people are just not worth fighting for and even when you try they make it difficult for you to even love them, so how can you fight for something you don’t love?etc.
Am not disputing the fact that some people just make it difficult for any one to love them much less fight for them but what I want to know is at what point do we decide and say “He or she is just not worth fighting for?” Or “A thing is not worth fighting for?”
We are all humans aren’t we? So, that means we are all the same, entangled and related. If we have this knowledge then we should know that everyone of us that is good is worth fighting for. The truth is none of us is easy to date, deal with or please all the time. We have our ways, attitudes, habits and ways of doing things that makes us different and who we are. No matter how hard you try, you can not like everything about anyone. Oftentimes, you like what they want you to like, you only see what they want you to see. That’s life and there is little or nothing we can do about it.
But guess what? Regardless of our differences, values, beliefs, hatred, uncertainties, distrust, injustice to one another, God still thinks you and i are worth fighting for. He met us when we were deep in despair, he didn’t just leave us there, he claimed us, called us “His own” and said “We are worth fighting for”. He went ahead to demonstrate this act by taking the long walk to Golgotha to be nailed on the cross just so you and i will forever be saved.
He’s constantly letting go of my pasts and opening new doors of opportunity to me irrespective of my mistakes. He sees the best in me when everyone around can only see the worst in me, that’s how i know am worth fighting for. Do you think you are worth fighting for? Do you think he or she is worth fighting for too?